Articles

October 4, 2017

Unmasking the other villains of Karbala’

Unmasking the other villains of Karbala’   Retelling the tragedy of Karbala’ has traditionally been an important feature of Shiaspirituality. The passion plays of Iran and the Indian subcontinent, the literature, both prose and poetry, composed upon the subject of the martyrdom of Sayyidina Hussain radiyallahu ‘anhu and the general atmosphere of mourning that reigns amongst the Shia during the month of Muharram, all bear eloquent testimony to importance of […]
August 30, 2017

Brief Biographies and Status of the Ummahat al Mu’minin (Mothers of the Believers)

Introduction   All praise belongs to Allah, the Almighty. Peace and Salutations be upon the Seal of the Prophets, upon his progeny, Companions, and those who follow his path until the Day of Reckoning. The Ahlul Bayt (Family of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) have been granted a lofty rank and elevated status in the eyes of the Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jama’ah in accordance with what Allah has […]
June 21, 2017

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Khadijah

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Khadijah   Undoubtedly, the most challenging position to have ever been held by a human was the position of nubuwwah. Along with bearing the excessive weight of revelation, the Prophets were faced with many challenges from those who opposed them. Thus Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “The people who undergo the severest trials are the Prophets, followed by the best after them, and then those […]
June 21, 2017

The Battle Of Badr

The Battle Of Badr The First Decisive Battle In The History Of Islam   وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللہُ بِبَدْرٍ وَّاَنۡتُمْ اَذِلَّۃٌ ۚ فَاتَّقُوا اللہَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوۡنَ And indeed He [Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala] aided you at Badr when you were few in number. So fear Him so that you may show gratitude.[1]   Reason Of The Battle   It all began with the al ‘Ushayrah Invasion when a caravan belonging […]
June 21, 2017

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Aisha

Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah Aisha   Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says in the Qur’an: إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُّسْرًا Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.[1]   We have already discussed the enormous grief and difficulty experienced by Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the ‘year of sorrow’, wherein he lost both, his uncle as well as his loving and supportive spouse, Sayyidah Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha. The grief was such […]